Lungelo Gumede creates wax statue in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela
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Arts and Culture Lungelo Gumede creates wax statue in honour of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

While South African struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela received a worthy statue befitting of her legacy, Burkina Faso’s former revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara whose statue was unveiled on the 2nd of March 2019 wasn’t so lucky. #Sankara’s statue recently unveiled has no resemblance to the celebrated Burkinabé leader. Many have asked if the infamous Rasta was involved.

Zimbabwean Stephanie Travers is new Mercedes-AMG F1 Trackside Fluid Engineer
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Africans rising Zimbabwean Stephanie Travers is new Mercedes-AMG F1 Trackside Fluid Engineer

24 year-old Zimbabwean Stephanie Travers is the 2019 PETRONAS Trackside Fluid Engineer, beating over 7,000 applicants for the lucrative job. She will work with five-time F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton, providing Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Motorsport, with a comprehensive suite of fluid support services during the 2019 season. #CoolestJob

Dorothy Masuka and the problem of the state
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Lifestyle Dorothy Masuka and the problem of the state

Following the death of legendary singer-songwriter Dorothy Masuka at 83, Stan Mushava reflects on how she was denied a place both in Rhodesia and South Africa. Similar post-colonial experiences of artists, journalists and activists support the argument that ultimately it must be the role of the African Union and sub-regional bodies to protect free expression, because individual states have narrower minds and temporary interests.